Easily convert a Boot Camp partition to VMWare

Dec 2, 2007 - 3 Comments

Many of us intel Mac OS X users installed Boot Camp partitions so we could run Windows or Linux on the same machine as our Mac. Boot Camp is great, but it’s annoying when you have to reboot just to access the other operating system, which is why something like VMWare is so useful. If you’ve been using Boot Camp for a while though, you probably don’t want to lose what you’ve been working on within that partition. Good old MurphyMac has a great and easy to follow screencast on how to convert your Boot Camp partition to a VMWare Virtual Machine – no more rebooting!

MurphyMac Screencast: Convert Boot Camp partition to a VMWare Virtual Machine

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Posted by: David Mendez in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Chuck says:

    What’s the incentive to remove the BootCamp partition – other than maybe to increase the size of the virtual machine’s disk?

  2. BobbyW says:

    With Fusion you can’t suspend a vm that’s based on Boot Camp. Every time you want to use it you have to boot it. You can’t do snapshots either.

  3. msbob says:

    can you convert a vmware partition into boot camp?

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